Introduction

If your camera image is distorted or cracked this guide will help you replace the camera with a new one.

Please review battery guide before continuing with this guide.

In this guide, you will be removing the following:

  1. Camera
Make sure that the tablet is powered off before beginning this procedure. It is dangerous to touch the internal components of electronics while they are still powered on. Place the tablet on its screen and use the large plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.
  • Make sure that the tablet is powered off before beginning this procedure. It is dangerous to touch the internal components of electronics while they are still powered on.

  • Place the tablet on its screen and use the large plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.

  • Place slight pressure on the tablet while using the tool to pry the back panel off.

don’t forget the screws under the speaker grills. if you do it will break the back were they are going through to hold. There are 4 very small screws under the speaker covers.

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After the back panel is removed, all internal components should be visible.
  • After the back panel is removed, all internal components should be visible.

  • The large black rectangle on the top layer is the battery to be replaced.

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Grab the battery and lift gently upwards.
  • Grab the battery and lift gently upwards.

  • There will be a red and black cord attached to the corner of the battery. Ensure that this cord does not have any slack in it, but do not pull the battery hard enough to remove it.

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Carefully hold the battery in one hand, and use your other hand's index finger and thumb to grab the two wires nearest to their connection point.
  • Carefully hold the battery in one hand, and use your other hand's index finger and thumb to grab the two wires nearest to their connection point.

  • Use your fingers to give a firm tug to the black and red wires, but do not yank them hard enough to cause the tablet to sustain damage. Once these cables are removed, the battery is disconnected.

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Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm PH00 screws facing up on the camera housing piece. Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm PH00 screws facing up on the camera housing piece. Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm PH00 screws facing up on the camera housing piece.
  • Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm PH00 screws facing up on the camera housing piece.

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Locate the long, L-shaped system board; copper foil runs most of its length. Remove the 10 2mm PH00 black screws located on the edges of the system board.
  • Locate the long, L-shaped system board; copper foil runs most of its length.

  • Remove the 10 2mm PH00 black screws located on the edges of the system board.

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Using the large plastic opening tool to flip the latch of the middle gold connector.
  • Using the large plastic opening tool to flip the latch of the middle gold connector.

  • Gently pull the gold connector using the latch.

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Pull up on the L shaped board. The one bottom and one top connection points should disconnect.
  • Pull up on the L shaped board.

  • The one bottom and one top connection points should disconnect.

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With the camera still be attached to the moved system board. Grab the camera connection with your index finger and thumb. Gently pull up on the connection disconnecting the camera.
  • With the camera still be attached to the moved system board. Grab the camera connection with your index finger and thumb.

  • Gently pull up on the connection disconnecting the camera.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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